Wingstop Appoints Industry Veteran as SVP/President of International

Wingstop has nearly 2,000 restaurants globally. Kapoor will be responsible for driving the company's growth and development strategy for markets outside of the U.S. and overseeing the performance of the brand's existing international markets.

Dallas-based global chicken chain Wingstop has appointed Raj Kapoor senior vice president and president of international.

Wingstop has nearly 2,000 restaurants globally. Kapoor will be responsible for driving the company’s growth and development strategy for markets outside of the U.S. and overseeing the performance of the brand’s existing international markets.

“I’m excited to have Raj join the Wingstop team as we embark on our next phase of growth,” Wingstop President and CEO Michael Skipworth said in a statement. “Our international business has incredible momentum and I’m confident Raj’s leadership will further support our vision of scaling to more than 3,000 international units and becoming a Top 10 Global Restaurant Brand.”

Kapoor comes to Wingstop from Irving-based 7-Eleven, where he spent 28 years in a variety of leadership roles including vice president of international; SVP and chief information officer; and, most recently, SVP of fresh food, beverage and restaurants.

During his time at 7-Eleven, Kapoor was responsible for numerous functions including logistics, sales and merchandising, operations, and more.

Wingstop said the announcement comes on the heels of the first restaurant opening in South Korea, with the potential to operate 200-250 locations in that country contributing to the established target of 7,000 plus restaurants globally.

Founded in 1994, Wingstop operates and franchises more than 1,950 locations worldwide.

In fiscal year 2022, Wingstop said its systemwide sales increased 16.8% to roughly $2.7 billion, marking the 19th consecutive year of same-store sales growth.

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